Advice and Resources for MBA Applicants: Top School Strategies, Essays and Interviews

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About Vince


  • Based in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California, I support clients around the world as they apply to top MBA and graduate programs

  • Since 2002, I have enjoyed helping high-potential applicants get admitted to every top graduate and MBA program in the world

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Vince Ricci

International Graduate Admissions Consultant based in Japan, working globally

Top MBA admissions results since 2002

Updated — 27 Aug 2015

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Vince's clients
admitted since 2007
Kellogg  24
Stanford 1
Tuck  8
Wharton  26

+8 Fulbright Scholars

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"You encouraged me to be genuine, and helped me find the right, true stories that captured who I am. In this way, you offer applicants not only an effective admissions advisory, but also a unique journey of self discovery and empowering dreams."

Harvard Business School Class of 2015, with Fulbright Scholarship (also admitted Stanford GSB)


"First, you limit the number of your clients so that you can maintain the high quality of your services while many other MBA consultants accept clients almost beyond their capacity. Second, you are really great 'catalyst.' Each question you asked me made me think and thus deepened my stories. Thanks to you, I was able to come up with excellent ideas that I could never come up with alone."

Kellogg Class of 2015 (also admitted Berkeley Haas)


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